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FREE (Or Almost FREE) Crafts for Kids: October 2014

Colored PencilsKids love to make crafts. Moms and Dads love FREE crafts! There are so many cool FREE – or really cheap – craft opportunities for kids to enjoy each month. Just take a look at what’s going on around the Bay area this month!

*** Throughout the month, as I find more free or cheap events that include craft activities for kids, I will add them to this list. Please check back periodically to see what might have been added, so you don’t miss anything. Thank you! ***

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Book Time @ Brooker Creek
Time:
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Date: Thursday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2014
Location: Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center (Check in at the front desk.)
Cost: FREE, but registration is required for participating children (Accompanying adults do not need to register themselves. Registration closes 24 hours prior the program.)
Register/Info: (727) 453-6800; Book Time @ Brooker Creek – 2014 Online Registration Page

What’s Doing?
Bring your pre-schooler (age 3-5) to a program designed to connect them to the wonders of the natural world. Each program begins with a story and continues with a book-related craft, game or other hands-on activity.

Check out what books are coming up:
– Thursday, October 2: It is Fall by Linda Glaser
– Thursday, October 9: Itsy Bitsy Spider by Isa Trapani
– Thursday, October 16: The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
– Thursday, October 23: Marsh Morning by Marianne Berkes
– Thursday, October 30: Marsh Music by Marianne Berkes

NOTE: The activity that accompanies the story may NOT be a craft. Call for more details on the event you plan to attend.

Address:
Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center
3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 33688

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Story Time at Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Time:
11 a.m.
Date: Thursdays: October 2, 9, 16. 23 & 30, 2014
Location: Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 926-9380; Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park Website; View the Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park October 2014 Program Calendar on Facebook

What’s Doing?
Bring the little ones for a morning story time and craft activity:
– Thursday, October 2: “The Day the Crayons Quit” Story Time
– Thursday, October 9: “How Rocket Learned to Read” Story Time
– Thursday, October 16: Halloween Story Time
– Thursday, October 23: Halloween Story Time
– Thursday, October 30: Halloween Story Time

Address:
Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Westfield Citrus Park
7814 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa, FL 33625

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AsterikCheck with your nearby Chick-fil-A restaurants. Most offer special Family Nights with crafts and activities for the kids. The event and activities are always FREE, you pay only for your food! Locate a Chick-fil-A restaurant near you.

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Story Hour Fridays
Time:
10:30 a.m.
Date: Friday, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2014
Location: Gulf Beaches Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 391-2828; Gulf Beaches Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Ages 2-5) Each week features a themed story time and craft geared especially for little ones age 2-5 with their parent/caregiver.

Address:
Gulf Beaches Library
200 Municipal Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

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Kid’s Corner Story Time
Time:
10:45 a.m.
Date: Friday, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2014
Location: Chick-fil-A in Tyrone Square
Cost: Activities are FREE, you pay only for your food
Register/Info: (727) 381-2066; Chick-fil-A in Tyrone Square Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
This event for little ones takes place every Friday morning in the Tyrone Square Food Court.

Address:
Chick-fil-A in Tyrone Square
Tyrone Square
2257 Tyrone Square
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

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Kid’s, Cow & Coffee Poster Contest
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Location: Chick-fil-A at Westfield Citrus Park (Food Court)
Cost: The activities are FREE, you pay only for your food; Receive a FREE small Ice Dream with the purchase of an adult of kid’s meal
Info: (813) 926-4888; Westfield Citrus Park Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
Kids are invited to create a poster for Chick-fil-A’s new Thrive Farmer’s Coffee! Bring your finished poster, ready to be judged, to Chick-fil-A Citrus Park Mall on Saturday, October 4. Judging will be promptly held at:
– 9:15 a.m.: Ages 4-6
– 9:30 a.m.: Ages 7-9
– 9:45 a.m.: Ages 10-12

Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, most colorful, and most “cow”-influenced in each age group. (NOTE: Minimum size is 8 ½ x 11, and maximum size is poster board.)

Address:
Chick-fil-A
Westfield Citrus Park
8021 Citrus Park Town Center
Tampa, FL 33625

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Home Depot Kids Workshop 10/4/14 Craft: Build an EMS FiretruckHome Depot Kids Workshop
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014 (This event takes place on the first Saturday of every month)
Location: Home Depot Stores
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Home Depot Kids Workshop Website

What’s Doing?
(Ages 5-12) If it’s your child’s first time at a Home Depot Kid’s Workshop, they will receive a FREE orange Home Depot apron to wear, keep and bring back each time they attend. Upon completing the project, they will receive an achievement pin to add to their apron and a certificate of completion. (NOTE: Home Depot crafts are unfinished when you complete them at the store, although some Home Depot stores may offer paint to decorate your project during some of the craft events.)

— Saturday, October 4: Build an EMS Truck

Address:
Locate a Home Depot store near you.

Home Depot Kids Workshop Oct. 4 Craft: EMS Firetruck image courtesy of Homer TLC, Inc.

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FREE Junior Chef: Kids Cooking Classes
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Saturdays: October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Location: Williams-Sonoma stores
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call your store to register (Tampa-area store phone numbers are listed below with addresses); Williams-Sonoma Website

What’s Doing?
Calling All Junior Chefs! Join the fun on Saturday mornings at Williams-Sonoma stores, and learn to prepare and taste delicious recipes:
— Saturday, October 4: Mac & Cheese – Your Way! (Age 9-13)
— Saturday, October 11: Waffle Mania (Age 9-13)
— Saturday, October 18: Pumpkin Treats (Age 5-13)
— Saturday, October 25: Halloween Cookie Decorating (Age 5-13) – Kids are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes!

NOTE: Parents remain with their child throughout the class.

Address:
Williams-Sonoma
International Plaza and Bay Street
2223 North West Shore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 353-0700

Williams-Sonoma
The Shops at Wiregrass
28250 Paseo Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 991-0311

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Michaels Kids Club
Time:
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Location: Participating Michaels stores
Cost: $2/child/session
Register/Info: Sign up in the store with a Sales Associate; Michaels Website

What’s Doing?
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Michaels Kids Club Oct. 4 CraftHandpainted Halloween Rocks– Saturday, October 4: Hand Painted Halloween Rocks
– Saturday, October 11: Mummy Madness
– Saturday, October 18: Fun Frankenstein Mask
– Saturday, October 25: Halloween FUN

Address:
Find a Michaels store near you.

Handpainted Halloween Rocks image courtesy of Michaels Stores.

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Straw Shooter Jets
Time:
1 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Location: Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Cost: FREE, but registration is required. (Call the store to register.)
Register/Info: (813) 926-9380; Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park Website; View the Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park October 2014 Program Calendar on Facebook

What’s Doing?
Bring the kids to make cool straw shooter jets.

Address:
Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Westfield Citrus Park
7814 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa, FL 33625

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The Art Spot
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 2014
Location: Tampa Museum of Art (Golding-Scher classroom)
Cost: Admission to the activity is FREE; Regular admission costs apply to view the galleries (NO registration required)
Register/Info: Tampa Museum of Art Website

What’s Doing?
Every Saturday morning, the Museum offers a family drop-in art program. Let your children explore their creativity with self-guided projects based on gallery-related monthly themes. No registration required.

** Participants enter the classroom from the exterior entrance until the museum is open. **

Address:
Tampa Museum of Art
120 West Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602

Image courtesy of Tampa Museum of Art

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Lakeshore Learning Store In-Store Craft
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m
Date: Saturday, October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Location: Lakeshore Learning Store
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 207-0468; Lakeshore Learning Store Website

What’s Doing?
Every Saturday, Lakeshore Learning Store has FREE crafts for kids to make that go along with the month or season. Every time you complete a craft, you receive a paper dollar. Once you collect 3, you can turn them in for a prize from the treasure chest! Check out the FREE crafts for kids you can enjoy every Saturday at Lakeshore Learning Store:
— Saturday, October 4: You Name It! Door Hanger
— Saturday, October 11: Summer Spinning Top
— Saturday, October 18: Blooming Numbers Garden
— Saturday, October 25: Silly Face Magnetic Note Holder

Lakeshore Learning Store Oct. 2014 FREE Saturday Crafts for Kids

Address:
Lakeshore Learning Store
4501 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609

Lakeshore Learning Store Oct. 2014 FREE Saturday Crafts for Kids images courtesy of Lakeshore Learning Materials.

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Dillydally with Dali
Time: 11:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Location: The Dali Museum (Education classroom)
Cost: FREE for these activities in the classroom; Regular admission applies if you want to explore the museum
Register/Info: (727) 823-3767; The Dali Museum Calendar of Events

What’s Doing?
Children will discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles, and arts/crafts activities that educate and encourage family interaction.

Address:
The Dali Museum
One Dali Boulevard
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Michaels Great Pumpkin Event 2014Michaels Annual Great Pumpkin Event
Time:
12-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Location: Participating Michaels stores
Cost: $6 per 9” craft pumpkin, includes supplies. (Offer available while supplies last.)
Register/Info: Sign up in the store with a Sales Associate; Michaels Website

What’s Doing?
It’s pumpkin decorating time at Michaels stores! Craft the perfect jack-o-lantern to decorate your home this Halloween. (This craft event requires the purchase of a 9” craft pumpkin to participate, while supplies last. Decorating supplies are included at no additional cost.)

Address:
Find a Michaels store near you.

Michaels Great Pumpkin Event 2014 image courtesy of Michaels stores.

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Halloween Masks & Bats
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Location: Centennial Park Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 861-3049; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-3rd) Kids can make a fun Halloween craft.

Address:
Centennial Park Library
5740 Moog Road
Holiday, FL 34690

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Washi Tape Craft
Time:
3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Location: Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Cost: FREE, but registration is required. (Call the store to register.)
Register/Info: (813) 926-9380; Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park Website; View the Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park October 2014 Program Calendar on Facebook

What’s Doing?
Bring the kids to make a craft using Washi Tape.

Address:
Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Westfield Citrus Park
7814 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa, FL 33625

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Spooky Tree Treat
Time:
2-3 p.m.
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Location: Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Cost: FREE, but registration is required. (Call the store to register.)
Register/Info: (813) 926-9380; Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park Website; View the Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park October 2014 Program Calendar on Facebook

What’s Doing?
Bring the kids to make spooky tree treats for Halloween.

Address:
Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Westfield Citrus Park
7814 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa, FL 33625

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United Harvester UMC’s 2014 Playtime in the Patch
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 & Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Location: Harvester United Methodist Church
Cost: FREE to attend; Pumpkins for sale
Info: (813) 948-2311, Harvester United Website

What’s Doing?
Preschool families are invited to participate in a variety of activities including crafts, games and a story time. In the past, they have hidden a stuffed animal in the pumpkins during the story, and the first child to find it gets to pick a FREE pumpkin. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to capture some great fall photos of your little ones.

Wander through the pumpkin patch where you can buy pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors for very reasonable prices. The Pumpkin Patch opens on at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10 a.m.!

Playtime in the Patch

Address:
Harvester United Methodist Church
2432 Collier Parkway
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639

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Art Class
Time:
11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesdays: October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014
Location: Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Cost: FREE, but registration is required. (Call the store to register.)
Register/Info: (813) 926-9380; Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park Website; View the Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park October 2014 Program Calendar on Facebook

What’s Doing?
Bring the to art class at Learning Express Toys in Westfield Citrus Park Mall.
– Tuesday, October 7: Fingerprint Trees
– Tuesday, October 14: Handprint Monsters
– Tuesday, October 21: Puffy Ghosts
– Tuesday, October 28: Pumpkin Making

Address:
Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Westfield Citrus Park
7814 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa, FL 33625

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Lowe's Build & Grow Oct. 11, 2014: Build a Haunted HouseLowe’s Build and Grow Clinics
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Location: All Lowe’s Stores
Cost: FREE, but registration is required
Register/Info: Register online at Lowe’s Build-and-Grow

What’s Doing?
If it’s your child’s first time at a Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop, they will receive a FREE Lowe’s apron and goggles to wear each time they attend a Build & Grow Clinic. Upon completing each project, your child will receive a certificate and an embroidered patch to add to their apron.
— Saturday, October 11: Build a Haunted House – Get into the Halloween spirit by bringing the kids to Lowe’s to build their own spooky Haunted House!

Address:
Locate a Lowe’s store near you.

Haunted House Lowe’s Build & Grow Craft image courtesy of Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

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Spooooky Library
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Location: New Tampa Regional Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-3rd) Enter the library if you dare! Play fun, spooky games; make seasonal crafts; and wear your costume to join in the contest. This special event is presented by the New Tampa Teen Advisory Board.

Address:
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Witchful Thinking
Time: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Location: Regency Park Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 861-3049; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) Halloween-themed games, crafts, and activities for elementary-age kids.

Address:
Regency Park Library
9701 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

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Halloween T-shirts for Kids and Adults
Time:
1-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 & Sunday, October 19, 2014
Location: Participating Michaels stores
Cost: Purchase T-shirt. (Offer available while supplies last.)
Register/Info: Sign up in the store with a Sales Associate; Michaels Website

What’s Doing?
Decorate a Halloween T-shirt.

Address:
Find a Michaels store near you.

Michaels Great Pumpkin Event 2014 image courtesy of Michaels stores.

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Spooky Spectacular Saturday
Time: 2-3:15 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Location: Hudson Regional Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 861-3040; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Drop in with the whole family for some spooky fun! Dress up in your favorite costume, make a craft, and collect some treats.

Address:
Hudson Regional Library
8012 Library Road
Hudson, FL 34667

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Kids Crafts: Spooktacular Creations
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Location: Land O’Lakes Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 929-1214; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) Bring the kids for a story and crafts on the third Saturday of each month. This month’s theme will be: “Spooktacular Creations!”

Address:
Land O’Lakes Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639

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asterikDID YOU KNOW? Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park and Learning Express Toys of Hyde Park offer a several FREE Rainbow Loom classes each week. Check their sites for dates and times, and call to sign your child up!

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IKEA Tampa Kids’ Academy
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Location: IKEA Tampa
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: IKEA Tampa Website

What’s Doing?
(Age 12 and younger) When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! All participants will enjoy a FREE activity/craft and receive a FREE kids meal. On your first visit, you will also receive a FREE Kids Academy T-shirt. Join in the fun any time between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

This month, kids will decorate an IKEA UPPTÄCKA tote bag for collecting Halloween goodies.

NOTE: meal, activity and t-shirt offer valid for children 12 and under, while supplies last. Valid at IKEA Tampa only. No adult purchase necessary. Choose from 3 combo meals available from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. One meal per child; dine-in only. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No groups please. One T-shirt per child, per 12 month period. Child must be present to participate in the activity and receive a T-shirt. Participants are encouraged to wear their Kids’ Academy T-shirt to all IKEA Tampa Kids’ Academy 2014-2015 activities.

Address:
IKEA Tampa
1103 North 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33605

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Halloween Activities
Time:
1-3 p.m.
Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Location: Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Cost: FREE (NO registration is required)
Register/Info: (813) 926-9380; Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park Website; View the Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park October 2014 Program Calendar on Facebook

What’s Doing?
School’s out! Enjoy some Halloween activities at Learning Express Toys in Westfield Citrus Park Mall.

Even Better! The toy store will also be hosting a Halloween Architecture Contest at 12 p.m., prior to the Halloween activities. Call the store for details about the contest, and to register to participate.

Address:
Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park
Westfield Citrus Park
7814 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa, FL 33625

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WHOLE KIDS CLUB: The Great Pumpkin Decorating
Time:
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Location: Whole Foods Market Carrollwood
Cost: $5 donation to Whole Kids Foundation.
Register/Info: (813) 264-3600; Once the class is full, please contact Customer Service to be placed on the waiting list: (813) 264-3600; Register online for the The Great Pumpkin Decorating

What’s Doing?
(Ages 5-10) Make spooky treats and decorate pumpkins. Following the event, pumpkins will be displayed in the store café through Halloween. One lucky child will have his/her pumpkin selected as the most creative pumpkin. (Contact the store for more details and judging date.) The winner, who will be notified by e-mail during the first week of November, will receive a goody bag full of tricks and treats.

Address:
Whole Foods Market Carrollwood
3802 Northdale Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33624

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Book Buddies: “Miss Spider’s Tea Party”
Time:
10:30 a.m.
Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Location: Dunedin Public Library
Cost: FREE, but registration is required.
Register/Info: (813) 298-3080; City of Dunedin, FL Website

What’s Doing?
(Ages 3-5) Have a tea party with Miss Spider! Share her stories, make a craft, and create a snack!

Address:
Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

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Cupcake Wars
Time: 11 a.m.
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: John F. Germany Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Website

What’s Doing?
(Ages 5+) Frosting … sprinkles … decorations …the battle is on! May the best cupcake win!

Celebrate National Dessert Month with a little sweetness and a lot of delicious food fun. The library will provide the materials; kids provide the imagination.

Address:
John F. Germany Public Library
900 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

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FREE Make-it Take-it at Jo-Ann Fabrics
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: Participating Jo-Ann Fabrics stores
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Jo-Ann Fabrics Website

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a fun, FREE craft on select Saturdays at your local Jo-Ann Fabrics store. In July, kids can make a Make-a-Face Paper Fan.

Jo-Ann Fabrics Make-it Take-it 2014 Flyer

Address:
Find a Jo-Ann Fabrics store near you.

Jo-Ann Fabrics Make-it Take-it 2014 Flyer image courtesy of Jo-Ann Fabrics

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Halloween and Day of the Dead Celebration
Time: 2-3:45 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: Clearwater East Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970; Clearwater Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Commemorate these two holidays – Halloween and Day of the Dead – with books, games and crafts for the whole family to enjoy. Come dressed in costume and participate in the costume parade throughout the library.

Address:
Clearwater East Public Library
2251 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765

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Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Carnival
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: Clearwater Main Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970; Clearwater Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Ages 7-14) Join in some glowing Halloween spookiness and merriment. Listen to a spine-tingling tale with only a flashlight for comfort, play glow in the dark games at the Library’s carnival, and create your own glowing craft.

Address:
Clearwater Main Library
100 North Osceola Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755

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WHOLE KIDS CLUB: Kick-off Event
Time:
1-3 p.m.
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Location: Whole Foods Market Clearwater
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 724-7100; Whole Foods Market Clearwater Website

What’s Doing?
Stop by and sign the kids up for Whole Foods Market’s Kids Club Perks. As Club members, kids receive a FREE treat every time they accompany their adult on shopping trips. Enjoy fun activities as the new Whole Foods Market Clearwater kicks-off their Whole Kids Club.

Address:
Whole Foods Market Clearwater
Westfield Countryside
27001 US Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761

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Harvest Stories And Crafts
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Location: Lutz Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Website

What’s Doing?
Come join us to celebrate the Fall harvest with stories and crafts about this wonderful season.

Address:
Lutz Branch Library
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road West
Lutz, FL 33548

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Leap Into Art @ Leepa-Rattner
Time:
3-4 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Location: Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Cost: The program is FREE for children and museum members, and $6 for others includes admission to the museum
Register/Info: (727) 712-5762; Palm Harbor Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Ages 3+) Join Ms. Marisa for “Imagining Your World” at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art’s Interactive Gallery. Enjoy an hour of art-related stories and an art activity.

Address:
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
600 Klosterman Road (On the St. Petersburg College campus)
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Costume Makeover
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: John F. Germany Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Website

What’s Doing?
If you don’t have a costume yet, don’t worry! Head over to John F. Germany Public Library to make a simple costume using household items and common crafts supplies.

Address:
John F. Germany Public Library
900 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

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All Hallow’s Eve Party
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2014
Location: North Greenwood Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970; Clearwater Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Kids will enjoy participating in crafts, games and treats on the night before Halloween. All attendees will receive a FREE glow stick, while supplies last.

Address:
North Greenwood Library
905 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755

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Chili’s Daddy and Daughter Night Out (Sept. 30)

Pink Balloons

Time: 4-9 p.m. Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Location: Local Chili’s restaurants Cost: The activities are FREE, you pay only for your food. Register/Info: Call your favorite Chili’s location to confirm their participation before heading out. What’s Doing? Dads, bring your little girl out for a fun-filled night at Chili’s. Each daddy/daughter duo will receive […]

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Replay Amusement Museum Grand Opening Weekend Oct. 3-5

Balloons and a bow

Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sun), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) Date: Friday, October 3, 2014 – Sunday, October 4, 2014 Location: Replay Amusement Museum Cost: $13/adult (age 13+), $7/child (age 7-12), and FREE for children age 6 and younger. Register/Info: (727) 233-8490; Replay Amusement Museum Website What’s Doing? It’s opening weekend for the interactive […]

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Enjoy a Family Fun Day at the 7th Annual F.A.I.R. 2014

Balloons and a bow

Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014 Location: All People’s Life Center Cost: The F.A.I.R. is a FREE, family-friendly community event. Food will be available for purchase. A shuttle from the bus stop on 56th St. and Sligh Ave. by McDonalds and across from King High School will taking you to the F.A.I.R. […]

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First Saturday Celebration Celebrates the Arrival of Hockey Season at Hillsborough County Animal Services

Ice Hockey Puck

Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014 Location: Hillsborough County Animal Services Cost: FREE admission and parking. Register/Info: (813) 744-5660; Hillsborough County Animal Services Website What’s Doing? Celebrate national October Adopt-a-Dog Month with Pet Resources during the First Saturday Celebration. Dozens of dogs and cats will be available for adoptions as low as […]

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